What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Moreover, physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability.
If you would like to start understanding what really could do physiotherapy even in small things,

In the picture below, you can see with how many different methods a physiotherapist can help a patient.

Who are those physiotherapists?

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, a physiotherapist can also help prevent further injury by listening to patients needs and expectations, working together to plan the most appropriate treatment for any individual condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.

Physical therapists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors

Why is physiotherapy useful?

As you may have already understand, a physiotherapist can get you on track to have pain-free movement, which is essential to be able to do your favourites physical activities, so preventing a lot of chronic diseases, and have some good time too. You can recover well from a large variety of conditions with physiotherpists’ help.

Moreover, even if surgery and drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there are conditions in which physiotherapy can be equally effective.

Take low back pain as an example. There is evidence this condition is over-treated with imaging, drugs prescription and surgeries, while early physical therapy can be a really cost-effective treatment. It is the same if we talk about moderate meniscal tears or knee ostheoarthritis, again physiotherapy can be a first choice treatment. And what about non-traumatic rotator cuff tear? Guess what? There is no differences between surgery and physiotherapy treatment in terms of outcomes. So why choose surgery?

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